Prince Henry’s High School was deeply grieved and surprised to learn of the loss of Daniel Cracknell, a former student, after a motorcycle accident.
Who is Daniel Cracknell?
Dan attended Prince Henry’s from 2015 to 2020. He obtained an apprenticeship at the Williams Formula One team’s Prototype and Test department after graduating from school. The team employees will be wearing black armbands at the upcoming Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi this weekend, and the race vehicles will bear his name. Today, the flags at the Williams facility were lowered to half-staff.
One of our Senior Prefects during 2019-20, Dan played a full and active part in school life, including supporting other students as a Maths Buddy and being an enthusiastic member of the Vex Robotics group. Mrs. Cox, who was his form tutor in Years 12 and 13, remembers someone with a tremendous sense of humor who always enjoyed getting involved in group activities during Tutor Time. His subject teachers commented upon what a hard-working, excellent, and talented student he was. In short, Dan was a wonderful student who made a great contribution to school life and exemplified all of the values that are so important to us at Prince Henry’s.
Daniel Cracknell Cause of Death
Daniel Cracknell, a prototype and test apprentice for the Grove-based Williams Formula One team, passed away over the weekend after being involved in a motorcycle accident. TRIBUTES have been paid to a student who died in a motorbike accident. No other information regarding the circumstances behind Mr. Cracknell’s passing has been made public. The 20-year-old’s death was described by the Williams team as “tragic”.
Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, currently racing in Formula One as Williams Racing, is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. It was founded by former team owner Frank Williams and automotive engineer Patrick Head.
Williams improved in 2021, finishing eighth out of 10 teams, scoring points in August for the first time in more than two years. George Russell, who now drives for Mercedes, even finished second in a rain-shortened Belgian Grand Prix.
Founder(s): Frank Williams; Patrick Head
Team principal(s): Jost Capito; (Chief Executive )
Engine: Mercedes F1 M13 E Performance
Williams, one of the oldest Formula 1 teams, has just presented their vehicle for the 2022 campaign. It is known as the FW44 and features both a new driver and an entirely new appearance. Williams changed to a striking blue, white, and yellow retro-inspired livery for 2021 following six years of Martini liveries and two more years of generic white and blue. They have once again taken a completely different path this season.
Overall, the design is very classy, and we’re especially fond of the Williams “W” on the engine cover created by contrasting shades of blue. The car they debuted the livery on was just the generic F1 show car, but later that day, the team took the real one out for a shakedown around the Silverstone circuit.
Final Race -2022
The 22-race 2022 Formula One World Championship reaches its conclusion at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Stay up to date with the season finale by clicking on ‘Newsfeed’ (above) during the event. The purpose-built 5.281km Yas Marina Circuit first made it onto the F1 calendar in 2009 and went through some significant changes last year to improve the racing – most dramatically at the now Turn 9, which is one sweeping banked corner.
The Grand Prix takes place under the setting sun, and Abu Dhabi was the first F1 Grand Prix to host a day-night race. The transition from racing daylight to under the stars is made even more impressive by the mesmerizing post-race pyrotechnics that will see the 2022 F1 season off in style.